Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Beautiful Broken Obsession by Fiona Murphy

 




Title: Beautiful Broken Obsession
Series: Bratva Bound #1
Author: Fiona Murphy
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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“You’re getting married. Milos Levin needs a wife. He heads the Russian mafia—Bratva—here in Chicago. It’s time for him to get married, he wants kids and he wants them soon.”

Ice slides down my spine. Milos Levin is a man who has haunted my dreams and nightmares for the last four years. As the daughter of the Don of the Outfit, I knew this was a possibility. Yet I hoped since I made it to the ancient age of twenty-three, I was safe from a mob marriage. I’m the weird cat lady, too fat, and my mother is half Filipino. I shouldn’t have anyone asking for me—but Milos isn’t asking for me.

All he wants is a woman who fits his needs, someone who will cement his relationship with the Outfit and give him the children he wants. He would take my sister if she were willing because, as he told Carlo, all women are the same in the dark. But Carlo picked me, and I’ll do anything to protect my little sister.

Or so I tell myself—but that’s the biggest lie of all. The truth is four years ago I met Milos Levin on a freezing February morning, and I’ve never been the same since. I’ll marry him because I think that day, as crazy as it sounds, I fell in love with him.

But I can’t let Milos know that. Ever. He’s mafia, and whatever the name, their ways are all the same: take until there’s nothing left, then leave the enemy broken. I won’t be broken by him, or anyone. I won’t become my mother, willing to endure the affairs and lies in exchange for the money and status.

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Four years and three months—one thousand, five hundred and forty-seven days—I have known Celia was mine. I have watched over her, listened to her, protected her. There is nothing I have not done and would not do to keep her safe and mine.

What it started as. I do not know. but now it can only be defined as an obsession. Celia is mine. Like me, she has known it all this time. Why she is suddenly fighting me as our wedding day draws closer, I do not understand. It does not matter. The day is nothing more than a formality.

I have never claimed to be a good or patient man. For her I was. That time is at an end. My kitten is baring her claws. She will find the veneer of civility I show the world is far thinner than she ever imagined—for in the end I am Bratva. We take what we want, ruthlessly and completely, and we never let it go.

***This is a standalone first in series that does not end in a cliffhanger. While Tony and Dominic Sabatini from the HIS: Sabatini Family series appear, you need not have read them to enjoy this. This novel includes spankings and rough sexual scenes. If such things offend you, please do not purchase. ***







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Due to commitment issues I have lived in many different cities and my favorite is Chicago but I have managed to settle into Austin and perhaps my commitment issues are behind me. 

I have enjoyed reading from a very young age and it wasn't long before the children books bored me and I read the books my mother enjoyed Stephen King and Dean Koontz and I didn't sleep without the light on until I was about ten. 

I came across my first Harlequin by accident and it was love at first read, no one died and happy endings? It was a whole new world and I loved it. 

I wrote my first story at eight and everyone died, of course. Since then I would like to think I've gotten better and now I'm writing the happily ever afters I first fell in love with, with some hot sex thrown in along the way. 

As a plus size woman myself, I have started writing the stories I always wanted to see myself in but never did. And now I’m ecstatic to give BBWs the happily ever afters with hot Alphas I want to read.


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Rocky Mountain Rivals by Joanne Rock & Giveaway

 




Title: Rocky Mountain Rivals
Series: Return to Catamount #1
Author: Joanne Rock
Publishers: Harlequin Desire/Mills & Boon
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2022


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An off-limits kiss on the ranch turns enemies to lovers in the launch of this new Western series, Return to Catamount, from USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock!

The man responsible for ruining her life…
just made her an offer she can’t refuse.

As heartless and irresistibly attractive as ever, bull-riding champion Drake Alexander says he has his reasons for wanting control of Fleur Barclay’s family ranch. And Fleur is torn by her warring feelings for him—Drake is her ex’s brother and totally off-limits. Yet she gives in to his powers of persuasion…and their sizzling chemistry. But secrets and a devastating betrayal could turn these lovers back into bitter enemies in a heartbeat…

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Return to Catamount series:
Book 1: Rocky Mountain Rivals 05/24/22
Book 2: One Colorado Night 06/28/22
Book 3: A Colorado Claim 07/26/22







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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.


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40 and (Tired of) Faking It by Ella Sheridan

 




Title: 40 and (Tired of) Faking It
Series: Silver Foxes of Black Wolf's Bluff #1
Author: Ella Sheridan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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Who knew life after forty could get more exciting than the sparklers atop her decadent dark chocolate birthday cake?

A series of lackluster boyfriends led Lily to the ultimate ex. Not only was he terrible in bed, but he told everyone in their small town that it was her fault. Struggling to be seen as successful as the first female mayor is hard enough, but the juicy rumors only give the patriarchy a good reason to keep her in her place.

She’s turning forty, and tired of pretending that her ho-hum life isn’t lacking the important things: love, commitment, and some seriously intense orgasms.

Finding success away from the family who’d hated him consumed John David’s life. He’s back in Black Wolf’s Bluff, but not to stay. He’ll use his skills as a real estate developer to transform the family estate that held his most hated memories into a high-end resort, the kind that would raise the profile of this backwoods town. He’ll need the help of the “lady mayor,” but in return, maybe he can teach her about more than five-star resorts and lavish lifestyles.

He needs to remember he’s here to do a job, then get back to his real life, which doesn’t include lessons in small-town hospitality, quirky residents, or local politics…and definitely doesn’t include seriously intense orgasms with the “lady mayor” who’s nothing like he expected.

Welcome to Black Wolf’s Bluff, where turning forty doesn’t mean your life is over. It might just mean the spark that can light up everything is right around the corner.







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Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.

Born and raised in the Deep South, Ella writes romantic suspense, erotic romance, and hot BDSM contemporaries. Start anywhere—every book may be read as a standalone, or begin with book one in any series and watch the ties between the characters grow.

★ Danger is rife and rules don’t apply in the ASSASSINS romantic suspense/romantic thriller series.

★ Anything can happen in the shadows of a sultry Southern night. Explore the heat with the SOUTHERN NIGHTS romantic suspense series.

★ Being over forty never felt as hot as it does in the small-town SILVER FOXES OF BLACK WOLF’S BLUFF series.

★ Dark desires come to the fore in IF ONLY, a BDSM contemporary series.

★ Secrets and sex abound in the SECRETS contemporary romance series.

“The perfect blend of suspense and romance.” – Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“Ms. Sheridan writes suspense that grabs you and won't let go.” – Tea and Book

“The perfect kind of naughty…with [characters] that have great chemistry.” – Alpha Book Club

“A great plot, likable characters, witty banter, and seductively wicked love scenes—the perfect recipe!” – Blogging by Liza

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Sacrificed: Sofia by Terri Anne Browning

 




Title: Sacrificed: Sofia
An Angels Halo MC Next Gen Series Novella
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: MC/Mafia New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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Sometimes, beauty covers a whole lot of ugly.
That was one of the many valuable lessons I learned the summer I lived in Creswell Springs with the Angel’s Halo MC.
They taught me about responsibility and respect—not just for others, but, more importantly, for myself.
I liked to think I came home a better person. Someone who wasn’t just pretty on the outside anymore.
And then I met Zak.
Golden eyes. Chiseled jaw. That deep, gravelly voice mixed with a slight Russian accent that did something to me no man ever had before.
The way he looked at me, I didn’t just feel beautiful—I felt powerful.
Before I knew it, I’d fallen for him.
My heart was in his hands.
But did he want to cherish it…or crush it?







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Terri Anne Browning is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on bestselling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series, as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted Knights Rocker Series.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a hyper Frenchie named Grunt.



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Squirrel by Andi Rhodes

 




Title: Squirrel
Series: Soulless Kings MC #7
Author: Andi Rhodes
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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Squirrel…
Don’t talk. Never give up your brothers if you get caught. If you go down, you go down… alone. That’s just one of the things drilled into us as Soulless Kings. There are other rules, of course, but sitting in a jail cell, that is the only one running through my head. What’s worse, I’m sitting here for a crime I didn’t commit.

Normally, I wouldn’t worry because the club has a damn good attorney on retainer, but he’s not the one who walks through the door for my first attorney-client meeting. No, it’s a public defender who looks fresh out of college with a degree in sexy nerd. All she’s missing is a pocket protector and suspenders. I might as well plead guilty on the first-degree murder charge and resign myself to life in prison.

And then she opens that pretty little mouth of hers and hope flares.

Lexi…
My parents were so proud of me when I graduated from Harvard Law. When I told them I wanted to be a public defender instead of some high-powered prosecutor, that pride disappeared, because that wasn’t their plan for me. To them, being a public defender wasn’t going to get my family out of the Bronx. It wasn’t going to elevate their lives the way they thought they deserved after all their sacrifices. But I didn’t care.

My caseload has been challenging, but rewarding. I’ve helped a lot of innocent people and sure, I’ve probably helped a few not-so-innocent assholes walk. But that’s the job, and I love it… until now. Sitting across from the scary biker who rightfully deserves to go down for murder, I’m scared for the first time in two years.

And then he opens his mouth, and I question everything I thought I knew before walking into this meeting.








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Andi Rhodes is an author whose passion is creating romance from chaos in all her books! She writes MC (motorcycle club) romance with a generous helping of suspense and doesn’t shy away from the more difficult topics. Her books can be triggering for some so consider yourself warned. Andi also ensures each book ends with the couple getting their HEA! Most importantly, Andi is living her real life HEA with her husband and their boxers.

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One for the Money by Skye Warren

 




Title: One for the Money
Series: Hughes #1
Author: Skye Warren
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Genre: Billionaire Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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Finn Hughes knows about secrets. His family is as wealthy as the Rockefellers. And as powerful as the Kennedys. He runs the billion-dollar corporation. No one knows that he has a ticking time clock on his ability to lead.

Eva Morelli is the oldest daughter. The responsible one. The caring one. The one who doesn't have time for her own interests.

Especially not her interest in the charismatic, mysterious Finn Hughes.

A fake relationship is the answer to both their problems.
It will keep the swarming society mothers from throwing their daughters at him.
And it will keep Eva's mother from bothering her about marriage.

Then the fake relationship starts to feel real.

But there's no chance for them. No hope for a woman who's had her heart broken. And no future for a man whose fate was decided long ago.

"As soon as I heard Skye Warren wrote a fake dating book, I dropped everything and savored it cover to cover. Finn Hughes is a cinnamon roll hero." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey







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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.


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The Ones He Left Behind by H. D'Agostino

 



Title: The Ones He Left Behind
Author: H. D’Agostino
Genre: Second Chance Military Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2022


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Ethan has been my whole world for most of my life. From our childhood antics to our promise to love each other ‘til death do us part’. I’ve never known life without him— until now.

When the soldiers knocked on my door, my life forever changed. They stood there in their dress blues, and their words shattered my world.

Ten years have passed, and not much has changed. The pain is less, thanks to the gift Ethan left behind— our son. I’ve found happiness in the small things in life. Everything was good until Ethan’s best friend, Cooper, showed up.

They enlisted together, went to battle together, and then he disappeared. I haven’t heard from him in ten years. Why is he back now, and what does he want with me?





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Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.

She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, dog, and two cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the track, soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’


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Grandma Is Acting Funny & Giveaway

    Grandma Is Acting Funny: The Beginning Stage A Children's View of Alzheimer's by Lori Aden & Sheila Parsley Genre: Chi...